Irish Wisdoms and Cheers (the 8/26/11 post that didn’t post)

“Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom.”

“The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill.”

“The stars make no noise.”

“Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.”

“Here’s to you and yours, And to mine and ours, And if mine and ours ever come across you and yours, I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours and mine and ours have done for you and yours!”
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Irish Blessings Again

“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours. That stay with you all the year long.”

“May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.”

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Irish Blessings

Leftovers from St. Patrick’s Day…but these are not a one day recitation. All year long they are with meaning:

“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”

“May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live”

“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.”
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Fiddles and Skirts

 

The North Texas Irish Festival was in Dallas this weekend. I made my way to Fair Park this afternoon and had a fun, grand time (partly because I didn’t partake in the Festival food as it reminded me to much of the State Fair).

 

Five hours were spent to watching kids learn Irish dancing, begging dad for swords bigger than they were at vendors throughout the Festival, and old and young alike getting lessons on old Irish hunting methods…the bow and arrow. The Festival is dog friendly so there were canines everywhere.

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